Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Sweet Thing - Rafferty
Starting off the October Daily Song Drop feature is the latest single from Los Angeles' Rafferty called "Sweet Thing", and I have to say, it is one of the few alt-rock ballads that I have found this year that really sounds just great.
Check out the song below:
"Sweet Thing" is one helluva slow jam indie rock track; the vocals (including the, for lack of a better term, hooting) are absolutely perfect against the chill percussion/piano heavy backing. I really appreciate that over the course of the song, Rafferty allows the track to wander into having elements of blues rock, and even a little bit of an R&B flair to create something that feels impressive. "Sweet Thing" is one of those songs that makes you want to pull out your lighter (or, because I'm not 50, cellphone) and sway along, if not belt it out with them.
If you dig "Sweet Thing" and are looking for a bit more Rafferty for your day, I recommend "Rules" which has a bit more grit and energy to it, but really you can take your pick of Rafferty singles and probably find something you really enjoy.
The September 2017 Apple Music Playlist and September 2017 Spotify Playlist are ready! As is tradition, the lists are missing a track ("To Do" (Be Yourself) by LEMZI), but I suppose that's just something that you're going to be used to be now considering the way this always seems to go.
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for TGF on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!
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Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig